Whaling Wall

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  • Address: 7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX, United States
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Family And Kids

There are several water related murals all over South Padre Island, but by far the best and the most popular one is the “Whale Wall” at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. The Whaling Wall is a magnificent mural that is spread across three sides of the convention centre’s walls from bottom to ceiling and is a breath-taking sight. The Whaling Wall is a part of the world renowned marine life artist Robert Wyland’s contributions to murals all across the world. The title of this wall is “Orcas off the Gulf of Mexico”. The length of the entire mural is one hundred and fifty-three feet and it is twenty-three feet high. The mural used one hudred and eleven gallons of paint. One hundred volunteers worked approximately four days to complete the mural. It was dedicated in 1994 on March 14th.

The Mural was painted in life-size dimensions to increase appreciation and understanding for aquatic habitats and the life within. The species of whales on the Whaling Wall include: a Killer Whale - Orcinus orca; Yellowfin Tuna - Thunnus albacores; Tarpon - Megalops atlanticus; Atlantic Bottle Nose Dolphin - Tursiops truncates; Kemps Ridley's Sea Turtle - Lepidochelys kempii; Loggerhead Sea Turtle - Caretta caretta; Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis; Blackwing Flying Fish - Hirundichthys rondeletia; King Mackerel - Scomberomorus cavella; French Angel Fish - Pomacanthus paru; and a Red Snapper - Lutjanus campechanus.

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  • Whaling Wall Address: 7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX, United States
  • Whaling Wall Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Whaling Wall(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Whaling Wall: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit South Padre Island include Whaling Wall in their plan

  • 55.77% of people start their Whaling Wall visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Whaling Wall

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

72.34% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Whaling Wall

People normally club together Sea Turtle, Inc and South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center while planning their visit to Whaling Wall.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Whaling Wall Reviews & Ratings

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  • This is a great place to go. They have a nature trail, so you can enjoy seeing the birds and flowers.

  • We got a good picture!

  • Would have preferred a depiction of local sea life, but it is what it is, and it's well done.

  • Good place for love begin, and can be restart again all over again, also can bring back of memory of love, and also living bad thing behind.

  • Must see

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